“It was something that was always important to me,” Muhammad said, adding he felt blessed to have such positive role models in his life. “I’ve always kind of wanted to give back.”
He’s been doing just that over the last couple years— using his platform as an NBA player to give back.
Before Tuesday night’s preseason game against the Indiana Pacers, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation gave back to the community.
Led by Timberwolves President Chris Wright and US Bank regional manager Michael Ferraro, the foundation presented a $5,000 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. The check was presented to BBBS President Gloria Lewis along with Big Brother Jamie Barrie and Little Brother Willie Jordan.
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation’s annual All Staff Volunteer Day, presented by U.S. Bank, will feature nearly 200 volunteers teaming up with Matter and Urban Ventures to build 3,000 lunch boxes for local students in need. Volunteers will be divided into 16 teams to compete in a bracket-style challenge to determine who packs the most lunch boxes.
Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx fans have a chance to add rare, unique and offbeat items to their sports memorabilia collection during the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation’s 3rd annual closeout sale on Oct. 10.
All sale proceeds benefit the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and its year-round outreach programs that positively impact Minnesota youth.
Shabazz Muhammad hosted his annual Shabazz Muhammad Backpack Build on Tuesday afternoon. Muhammad teamed with the Kids In Need Foundation to provide kids at Prodeo Academy with school supplies.
Minnesota launched its Timberwolves and Lynx Book Mobile on Tuesday afternoon at Sojourner Truth Academy in Minneapolis. The Book Mobile offers students an incentive to read by giving them a chance to pick out a book to keep. It will target kids in a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities Metro Area over the course of the season.